Four Power Five conferences plus the Big East are facing down their last regular-season weekend
The GIST: Four Power Five conferences (see you next week, Big 12) plus the Big East are facing down their last regular-season weekend, and control of all except the Big Ten is still up in the air. It’s giving cramming for finals, but we have your cheat sheet on the ones to study.
The procrastinators: The Pac-12 is doing all it can to stress you out. Last night, No. 3 Stanford needed two overtimes to beat No. 21 Colorado 73–62 and maintain control of the conference…for now. If they lose to No. 8 Utah at 2 p.m. ET tomorrow, they’ll have to split the regular-season crown with the Utes. No pressure.
- No. 1 South Carolina is unsurprisingly poised to take the SEC providing they don’t blow it against Georgia at 12 p.m. ET Sunday, which would give No. 5 LSU a chance to overtake them. Playing the same tune? The Big East’s leader No. 4 UConn and challenger No. 15 Villanova.
- Also up for grabs is the ACC. Leaders No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 11 Duke are tied at 14-3 with No. 9 Virginia Tech (13-4) hot on their tails. It’s win or lose the title for all three when they take the floor on Sunday.
The game of the weekend: Amidst the conference chaos, the hardcourt to (Hawk)eye is No. 2 Indiana at No. 6 Iowa on Sunday. Indiana clinched the Big Ten season title when Iowa was routed by Maryland on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the Caitlin Clark Show is finished fighting. Catch what’s likely a preview of next week’s conference ’ship at 1 p.m. ET.
The guys: It’s not do-or-die for the men yet, but they’re still bringing the intrastate drama tomorrow. There’s a Top 10 matchup between No. 8 Texas and No. 9 Baylor at 2 p.m. ET, but the one you can’t miss is No. 17 Indiana at No. 5 Purdue at 7:30 p.m. ET.
- The last time these teams met on February 4th, then–No. 21 Indiana ruined Purdue’s top-ranked shine with a 79–74 upset, so the Boilermakers will no doubt be hot for revenge tomorrow.